Keeping on top of electorial reform
Returning officers and elections teams will need additional resources to implement and maintain the new provisions in the Elections Bill, says Quentin Baker.
It feels like we're going backwards on 'hybrid' council meetings
There appears to be no momentum to urgently provide councillors with the choice to attend meetings remotely or in person, says Quentin Baker. LLG and ADSO have launched a petition in the hope of allowing the House of Commons to express its opinion.
The case for remote meetings to continue
The Local Government Act 1972 permits council meetings to take place virtually, argue John Austin and Quentin Baker. A change in the law is not required, in their view.